Welcome Back! Letter to Parents

187 School Road, PO Box 60, Topsfield ME 04490
207-796-2665 Fax: 207-796-2421
Donna M. Gagnon. Principal

August 19, 2016
Dear Parents/Caregivers,
On behalf of the staff at East Range II School, I am happy to welcome you to the 2016-2017 school year! We are looking forward to another successful year that encompasses the ongoing productive partnership with you to ensure our children can reach their highest potential. We are all excited to have our students back in our classrooms and hallways filling them with energy and enthusiasm for learning! East Range II School’s first day will be on Thursday, September 1, 2016.
We have a new staff member this year, joining our team is Bethany Kennedy as our Special Education/Title 1 teacher. Mrs. Kennedy comes to us with many years of experience and is excited to meet our students.
Joyce Rhoades will pick up students on the North Road, South Road, Brookton, and Waite. She will begin her run five (5) minutes later this year, Joyce will start picking up students in Brookton at 7:05 p.m. and proceed on to North Road. After dropping off the students at the school, Joyce will continue with her second run picking up our students on South Road and in Waite.
Burr Brakeman will begin his run five (5) minutes later this year, he will pick up our Vanceboro and Lambert Lake students beginning in Vanceboro at 7:00 a.m. After dropping off the students at the school, Burr will continue with his second run picking up our students on Lakeview Road and Snigdom Road.
Parents with children who need medication during the school day, we ask that you provide the school with medication in the original container. We have some medications left over from last year, please replace it with new medication.
As a reminder, good attendance is essential to our students academic and
social/emotional success. Many absences, impact student learning, if too much learning time is lost in the classroom your child may have a difficult time catching up on his/her work.
We believe it is very important that you and your child/children are informed, therefore enclosed in this packet is the updated East Range II Student Handbook. This will enable you and your child/children to read and discuss the rules and expectations prior to the first day of school. Included in the handbook is this year’s school calendar. Please feel free to contact me or your child/children’s teacher to discuss any questions you may have.
Please complete, sign, and return the free and reduced meal application, agreement to publish information, student conduct agreement, computer use agreement and the student enrollment form. Please have your child/children bring the completed forms with them on the first day of school.
I hope you and your family have enjoyed a restful and relaxing summer. Please do not hesitate to call me if you have any questions or concerns. The East Range II staff and I feel privileged to be a part of this school family. We thank you for your continued support and look forward to working with you and your student.

Donna M. Gagnon, principal dgagnon@eastrangeii.org


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